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" Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke; As the loud blast that tears the skies Serves but to root thy native oak. "
The Poetical Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 208
by James Thomson, John Aikin - 1804
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - 1924 - 898 pages
...flourish great and free, The dread and envy of them all. Rule, Britannia, etc. Still more majestic shalt petual benediction : not indeed For that which is...Delight and liberty, the simple creed Of childhood, Britannia, etc. Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame ; All their attempts to bend thee down Will but...
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James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary

Richard Terry - 2000 - 279 pages
...party politicking, as did Liberty. It presented imperial aspirations as if they were already attained: Still more majestic shall thou rise, More dreadful...the skies Serves but to root thy native oak. 'Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.' (11. 13-18) 19 Here the symbol of the oak...
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Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century

Suvir Kaul, Professor Suvir Kaul - 2000 - 337 pages
...international strength, which is the claim that the next two stanzas elaborate:" Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke;...skies Serves but to root thy native oak. "Rule," &c. Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame; All their attempts to bend thee down Will but arouse thy generous...
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James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary

Richard Terry, Reader in Eighteenth-Century English Literature Richard Terry - 2000 - 279 pages
...Liberty. It presented imperial aspirations as if they were already attained: Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke;...the skies Serves but to root thy native oak. 'Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.' (11. 13-1 8) 19 Here the symbol of the oak...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 pages
...it made the correspondence between English nature and character so direct: Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke;...the skies Serves but to root thy native oak. "Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves." (lines 13-18)8 Here the symbol of the oak...
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Imperialism And Music: Britain 1876-1953

Jeffrey Richards - 2001 - 534 pages
...shall flourish great and free, The dread and envy of them all. 'Rule,' etc. Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful, from each foreign stroke:...skies, Serves but to root thy native oak. 'Rule,' etc. 97 Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame: All their attempts to bend thee down, Will but arouse...
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The Steadfast

M. Schweitzer - 2002 - 390 pages
...traded smiles with them as the tenor burst his way across the second verse... Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke,...tears the skies Serves but to root thy native oak... There was now no more restraint as Norville proceeded to rise from his seat and sing loudly along with...
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The Pocket Book of British Patriotism: The History of Great Britain and the ...

George Courtauld - 2005 - 62 pages
...flourish great and free, The dread and envy of them all. Rule, Britannia! etc. Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke,...the skies, Serves but to root thy native oak. Rule, Britannia! etc. Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame, All their attempts to bend thee down, Will but...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 pages
...The dread and envy of them all. Chorus More dreadful from each foreign stroke As the loud blast, the blast that tears the skies Serves but to root thy native oak. Chorus Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame All their attempts to bend thee down All their attempts...
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